Monday, August 29, 2011

Empty Nesting?

Polly and I took a sneek peek at empty nesting. We dumped the kids on Grandma and Grandpa Smith and went to the beach for the weekend. We stayed at Fort Stevens near Astoria.
The wreck of the Peter Iredale is still visible after more than one hundred years.

 We didn't have reservations at the campground, but lucked into a 60 foot pull through spot that had just had a cancellation. Our 14 foot Westy looked a bit out of place.

Fort Stevens was a coastal defense battery which was used from the 1860's up until after World War II. We spend most of a whole day visiting the museum and exploring the batteries.

We visited the Columbia Maritime Museum at Astoria. It included a tour of the Lightship Columbia, which was moored next to an active duty Coast Guard ship.

The Peter Iredale wasn't the only wreck we discovered. This one was fairly recent.

Getting away for a bit was nice, but it was good to get home. Our nest won't be truly empty for a long time.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Ann Marie called it a honeymoon trip. That's a nice picture you took of Polly. Glad you could get away. Sounded like fun.

Sweet Polly Purebred said...

Hey, where's the picture of the dead fish? ;)